Experiences of Racism Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma in African-American Women

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Experiences of Racism Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma in African-American Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, (617) 638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported more frequent experiences of racism had a greater likelihood of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported less frequent experiences.   The study, […]

BUSM /BMC Researcher Receives Grant to Examine Food Insecurity in Households with a Child with Special Healthcare Needs

For Immediate Release, June 12, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org, 617-638-6841 (Boston) – Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a research scientist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has received funding for a two-year study to examine the association between the presence of young children with […]

BUSM Study Shows Positive Impact of Mind-Body Course on Well-Being of Medical Students

For Immediate Release, May 1, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study shows a mind-body class elective for medical students helps increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more effectively. The study, published in Medical Education Online, also discusses how this innovative course […]

BUSM Study Reveals Novel Mechanism by Which UVA Contributes to Photoaging of Skin

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides new evidence that longwave ultraviolet light (UVA) induces a protein that could result in premature skin aging. The findings demonstrate that aspects of photoaging, the process of skin […]

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Expands Elective Externship Program to Two University Sites in China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2013 Contact: Mary Becotte:  617-638-5147, becottem@bu.edu Boston—Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) will expand its Global Elective Externship program during the 2013–14 academic year to include an exchange program with two institutions in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Stomatology (SJUSS), located in Shanghai, and the […]

Robert J. Vinci, MD, Appointed Chief/Chair of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – West Roxbury resident Robert J. Vinci, MD, has been appointed Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at BU School of Medicine (BUSM). For the past 20 […]

BUSM Researchers Identify Chemical Compounds that Halt Virus Replication

EMBARGOED BY Chemistry & Biology through 12 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 21, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org Could lead to the development of broad spectrum antivirals for deadly viruses (Boston) – Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a new chemical class of compounds that have the potential to block […]

Study Reveals Potential Immune Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements in Healthy Individuals

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE by PLOS ONE through 5 p.m. ET on March 20, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. The study, published online in […]

Boston University and Mayor Menino Launch Bike-Safety Initiative

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2013 Contact:  Tom Testa, 617-353-7628, ttesta@bu.edu Signage, markings and reflector pilot program for BU’s Comm. Ave. campus stretch (Boston) — In a continuing five-year effort to improve safety and calm traffic along its 1.5 mile-long main campus straddling Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University today announced with the City of Boston a […]

Cross-Cultural Parenting: Reflections on Autonomy and Interdependence

For Immediate Release, March 18, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)–Boston Medical Center pediatricians Laura Johnson, MD, MPH, Jenny Radesky, MD, and Barry Zuckerman, MD, the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, have published a paper in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics that addresses how […]